Make no mistake about it: Barack Obama is in over his head as president of these United States.
Politico.com dissects Barack Obama's pre-election promises and discovers that he has morphed into the president that Hillary Clinton would have been had she not lost the election.
This country was determined not to elect a female for president (Sarah Palin) but we ended up with one anyway!
On the campaign trail, Obama belittled Sen. Hillary Clinton's decision to defend the war by claiming he was the sole candidate to oppose the war. Clinton argued that Obama's tight timeline to remove the troops from Iraq was unrealistic. She was right.
According to Politico.com:
Rather than withdraw all combat troops on a set timeline, Obama opted for a conditions-based withdrawal that will leave as many as 50,000 troops in the war zone at the end of 2011 — exactly the sort of drawdown he maligned Clinton for proposing.
Clinton also opposed Obama's healthcare plans as both inadequate and ineffective. Both candidates proposed universal healthcare, but only Clinton's healthcare plan included a mandate that all Americans be insured. Of course, Obama opposed the mandate because his puppeteers didn't approve. Obama said Clinton’s plan would require “harsh, stiff penalties on those who don’t purchase it.”
Typically, Obama has now flip flopped on that issue. According to Politico.com, Obama is now moving toward Clinton’s position of a mandate.
His budget outline proposes a health care plan that “must put the United States on a clear path to cover all Americans.” That strongly suggests a mandate, since any volunteer system would see some opting out. As Ezra Klein reported in The American Prospect when the administration’s health care plan began to leak out, “Despite the controversy over the individual mandate in the campaign, [Obama’s team] will support it.”
Obama has always come across as a girly man who needs his wife's (or daughter's) approval for every decision he makes. Just like Michelle Obama wears the pants in their marriage, Hillary Clinton apparently wears the pants in the White House.
Thanks to loyal reader Michael for the link!
From a press release:
Yesterday, at a private residence in Bel Air, Talib Kweli and DJ Eque tied the knot. They were surrounded by a very small group of friends who included Queen Latifah, Questlove, DJ Rashida, Adam Rodriguez (of CSI) and family. The reception took place outdoors underneath white tents where guests cooled off under the 90 degree weather with Hennessy Continentals (a drink that includes Hennessy VSOP, cranberry and pineapple juices). In the photo below and attached, the happy couple pose right before sitting down to eat an early dinner with their guests. Hennessy also gifted the glowing pair with a few bottles of Hennessy Paradis which retail at $500 a pop.
I would not be living up to my reputation as a hater if I didn't point out how tacky this wedding photo is. Times must really be hard if the bills for Talib Kweli and DJ Eque's wedding were written off by a liquor company. I thought certain things in life were sacred? It doesn't matter if the wedding was free. I'm not posing for my wedding photos holding a bottle of hard liquor. It just ain't right. Congrats to the happy couple though.
The Huffington Post has confirmed that the nekkid pics rocketing around the Internets are of our girl Rihanna.
The four shots that do not include Rihanna's head in them include two of a bare bottom as seen reflected in a mirror, one of a dark lacquer-nailed hand squeezing a bottom and a photo of an undressed torso from a reflection in a mirror. One breast is pierced and pink Nike towel is flung over a shoulder hiding the other. READ MORE...
Speculation is that Chris Brown -- or someone in his camp -- leaked the pics online in retaliation after his ex-girlfriend Rihanna dumped his bitch azz.
Its typical for overly possessive, abusive men to make a bitch move like this once they no longer have the female under their total control. I'm glad that Rihanna now sees him for what he is.
By the way, the pics are all over the Internet. I chose not to post them since this is a family oriented blog. But they shouldn't be too hard to find.
Click on the image for some Afternoon Delight courtesy of Larissa "Bootz" twitpic from Twitter.
Sent in by Anonymous Gossip
The only thing I hate worse than a thong wearing down low Queen who pretends to be hard, is an attention whore like Cassie who pretends to be a victim.
Anyway, some chick over in England went and shaved the side of her head to look like Cassie. Her name is Amelle and she's a member of a group called Sugarbabes. We're hoping this trend does not continue here in the states because it is so NOT sexy and very unbecoming of a female. Wearing a beaver on the side of your head is not cute.
It seems blogger Perez Hilton can't lose in a court of law -- only in the court of public opinion. Hilton, real name Mario Lavandeira (who stole his blog name from Paris Hilton in order to use it for monetary gain) won a case against the blog PerezRevenge for stealing his name (Perez) and using it for monetary gain. Something doesn't add up here.
Lavandeira has won a case against PerezRevenge, a gossip site which styles itself as an antidote to Hilton's "meanness." U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess has ordered the blog's owners, Margie Rogers and Elizabeth Silver-Fagan, to stop using the PerezRevenge name, turn over the site to Hilton, and desist from "using the term 'Perez' to designate any platform, medium, and/or website that contains entertainment or celebrity news or gossip." READ MORE
So let me get this straight: if someone uses your name on a blog in a hateful or malicious manner, you can have the blog shut down and turned over to you? I never knew that. I'm glad I didn't name my blog after Beyonce!
No ma'am! As Usher would say, "That ain't it!"
Why does Beyonce always have to follow the leader? Why can't she blaze her own trail and let others follow her?
Photos: Splash News and X17online
L to R: Esther Carretero (owner of Tous), Nicole Cooke-Johnson (3 Brown Girls), Terrinee Briggs Esq (Collective Renaissance Group), who's married to producer Shekespere; Tami, Chilli (TLC), Mojdeh Briceland (The Eye Spa)
Happy Mother's Day to all my moms on Sandrarose.com! Tami of Talking With Tami TV and blog attended the Mother's Day event at Tous in Lenox Mall. I'll let her tell you all about it.
We were all pretty in pink last nite at Tous (www.tous.com) located at Lenox Mall in Atlanta,Ga. The owner Esther Carretero also a mom, has a really beautiful store! It was a Moms day event hosted by Atlanta’s fav Moms! We had a great time. I met some of the most fab women that Atlanta has to offer! Lots of people came out to shop,network and see some of the cutest items that Tous has. Nuvo (www.sparklingnuvo.com) was the wine sponsor and I was feeling happy as a lamb. I dont drink but I do like Nuvo) lol.
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According to online reports, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson recently proposed to her fiance, David "Punk" Otunga, and presented him with a personally designed 5-carat Neil Lane engagement ring worth more than you and I make in a year.
The problem with this news is twofold: first, Punk already proposed to Jennifer 5 months ago; and second, her actions smacks of desperation.
It is never romantic for a woman to reverse the man's role. Punk has already proposed to Jennifer. So now she needs to concentrate on planning her upcoming nuptials with the help of her sistah girls -- instead of buying him expensive trinkets and making a grand show of proposing to him.
Ladies, play your role. Stay in your lane. YOU be the woman and let HIM be the man. The problem with black women today is that we've reversed the roles by raising our boys to be bitches instead of men. We coddle these boys, look the other way when they're bad, and encourage their total disrespect towards other women because of our own self-hate issues.
The only way I can co-sign J-Hud's behavior is if she knows her fiance is on the down low, and she wants to treat him like the queen that he is -- then this would all make sense. Otherwise, her behavior is all wrong and reflects the wrong image of strong black men.
R&B songstress Mary J Blige looked drop-dead gorgeous last night during an outing with her BFF Keisha Whitaker (Forest Whitaker's wife). We're not sure what was going on with Mary in these pics that we posted earlier. But we're glad to see she's recovered!
On the other hand, Keisha's emaciated appearance continues to evoke concern. Is she afraid of food? Isn't her husband concerned that his wife looks sickly? I thought men liked their women with a little meat on their bones? I know I do. Keisha's pretty in the face though. Maybe Forest is a face man.
Photos: Splash News Online
According to Dr. Drew of Drewreports.com, Penny McDonald’s BET Farewell Celebration took place at TAJ in New York City last night. Ludacris, and others gathered to wish Penny a fond farewell. Was she fired? For some reason I don't think Dr. Drew liked Miss Penny very much.
Looks like Luda was handling his business
BET's Rocsi, left, posing with my good friend Julissa Bermudez
Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe of Bell Biv Devoe performed for Miss Penny
She must have been very influential to get all these B and C-listers to come out and fete her like this.
Aww, it looks like Miss Penny had a great time despite the damp air giving her hair a mild case of the frizzies.